ERIC Number: ED228626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Reading Attitudes and Interests of Fifth Graders.
Jones, Marguerite G.
Seventy-five fifth grade students were administered an interest inventory to determine their attitudes toward reading and the kinds of reading materials they preferred. In addition, an observer completed reading behavior checklists for each student, and the students completed a second inventory to discover the amount of reading they did as opposed to other recreational activities. These data were then compared to records of books checked out by the children from their school library. The results indicated that the fifth grade students like to read a great deal and that they most enjoyed reading mysteries and humorous books. However, comics were the only reading materials most indicated having in their homes. Many of the students indicated that they were happy when reading, but few noted that they actually picked up a book during their free time. Talking, drawing, or playing games, respectively, were the preferences for leisure time activities. (Appendixes contain copies of instruments used in the study.) (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.